mikkopen (936) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Pitch black with a thick, cloudy tan head. Sweet roasted malts and some coffee & chocolate in the aroma. Watery. Dry flavour of roasted malts. Dry, bitter, roasty aftertaste.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black color with creamy and cloudy beige head.Aroma is sweet roasty caramel malty. Flavor is roasty malty at first but finish is somewhat watery. In the aftertaste roastiness emerges again. Palate is light- to medium-bodied, a bit watery, soft and not much carbonated.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draught several times across europe: pours a thick black colour, with a large creamy brown top. Head is quite aromatic, roasted malts and hints of coffee. Taste is pleasent, creamy and satisfying. Semi sweet and filling.
EHSRanders (1892) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Black colour with huge creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate. Sweet flavor with notes of chocolate. Flat and watery.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma is some dark bitter chocolate and coffee beans. Flavour is very roasted with notes of bitter chocolate and coffee beans. A bit sourish. Some bitterness in the finish.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK
Creamy and soft palate. Balanced coffee dryness
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I believe this is the one I had in France and Spain. Served from this little plastic light up draft. Looks great, tastes a little more thin than the US version. Doesnít have that fullness I was expecting, probably from the lack of the flaked barley. Dry finish.
Brix (647) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 2008-04-09. Bottle. Pours dark brown / black with light brown / grey / beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee - weak aroma. Ditto flavours. Very wattery, but no off flavours. Somewhat uninteresting, but OK I guess.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a greyish brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and liqorice. The flavours are dry, acid and roasted.
shrubber85 (9309) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Bottle. Chocolate and smokey charcoal aroma. Dark brown color with gigantic fluffy tan head. Smokey/ashy chocolate malt flavor. Overall better than the US version but occasionally gave me the impression that someone had put cigarette ashes in it.